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National Hiv Testing And Awareness Week

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San Francisco AIDS Foundation

HIV Testing

...officials have access to the information that is reported; employers and insurance companies do not . Additionally, the names of HIV-positive Californians will only be reported to the county in which they live and to the state. The federal government will only receive a unique code for each HIV-positive individual, not their actual name. California law includes provisions that ensure the highest degree of confidentiality of name-based HIV...
Ask the Experts

Confusion Over RNA/NAAT Test

Dr. Bob,I donate every year and will continue to do so but hope you will answer this question. Had unprotected oral (giving/receiving with no ejaculation) and protected receptive anal; saw condom afterwards and not broken. Probably only need to...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...i'm a day away from woohooing again. or at least a woo. you really are an angel. Response from Dr. Frascino Hello, Yes, I am aware the Gay and Lesbian Center in Los Angeles began offering free nucleic acid amplification testing (NAT). I believe... Read more »

Do HIV carrirers test negative (HIV CARRIERS) (HIV BASICS)

DO HIV carriers test negative? (I did an HIV 1&2 test which came back negative. But someone told me that I could still be a carrier. The test was done six (6) months after my last possible exposure.
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...those of us who are infected and how HIV is and is not transmitted. Please "pay it forward" by helping us increase HIV/AIDS awareness in others who may also benefit from such enlightenments. Give your dad a hug from me. OK? Dr. Bob PLEASE... Read more »

Donation sent

Hi Dr. Bob,This is Adam again. Thanks for replying. I will be traveling to South East Asia for a month in July. My question is that can I do the ELISA earlier (about 2.5 months) instead of 3 month? Does it have a big influence on the outcome of the...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...considered to be a "preliminary positive result" and requires confirmation with Western Blot or immunofluorescence assay (IFA) testing before being deemed a definitive positive. In other words, when using rapid tests, you have to be concerned... Read more »

can i woo-hoo too? (TESTING GUIDELINES)

hi Dr robert. i received oral sex from a person i dont know at all.i got tested for hiv on the 2nd and on the 3rd month,both negative.i know that i have to get retested on the 6th month just to be extra sure.but some doctors told me that an hiv test...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...for testing? Would a HIV Antibody test 4 weeks (28 days) post exposure be at all reliable or indicative? what about the other testing methods PCR p24 etc? 4)I can't sleep, work or function properly with this over my head, I just got to know, your... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Oklahoma: HIV, AIDS Awareness Groups Offer Free Testing This Week

... AIDS awareness groups are urging Oklahomans to take advantage of free HIV testing opportunities this week as part of Wednesday's National HIV Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Kentucky: Free HIV Testing Marks National Awareness Day

...and Wellness is offering free rapid HIV testing through the week, along with other events to observe National Black HIV/AIDS Awareness Day (Feb. 7). No appointment is needed for testing, and preliminary results are available in 20 minutes.... Read more »
The Body

National HIV Testing Day Throughout the Year!

...Alere (formerly Inverness Medical), has been working over the last several years to leverage the visibility of other HIV/AIDS Awareness Days (e.g., National Black HIV/AIDS Awareness Day, National Latino AIDS Awareness Day, National Gay Men's... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Indiana: HIV Tests Available in Awareness Week

... In recognition of National Black HIV/AIDS Awareness Day, the Fort Wayne-Allen County Department of Health is offering free, confidential HIV testing this week. On Wednesday, Read more »
Connect With Others

10 Week test

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
...status, I had an oral test done; it came negative. Please tell me if I should put this behind me or do another test after 13 weeks? What are the chances I had not sercoconverted at 10 weeks? Read more »

Stephen Fry: HIV and Me (Part 1)

Posted by Sprite1, 2 Replies
...the UK who was born with HIV and how she manages her condition today (she's doing great) and a man in his 40s who died three weeks after the programme was made, after twenty years of infection. There was a woman in her 50s who know talks to... Read more »

Thank You

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
Fine ill peace it but florida 69 i would like to consider you for my future film project because i bet you have good acting skills but one last question, why should i look both ways when crossing and i should put a condom on ? also how accurate is a... Read more »


Posted by Anonymous, 3 Replies
...A user in the other section said she sat on a needle and got HIV, its very possible and it has happened before, my question is has anyone ever heard of this happening ? and do they know anyone Read more »